Expecting: Actor Warren Beatty, 62, and wife Annette Bening (American Beauty), 41, are expecting their fourth child. No due date was announced. They have three children: Kathlyn, 7, Ben, 5, and Isabel, 2.
Births: Proof that Oasis borrow from the Beatles: Frontman Liam Gallagher, 26, and his wife, actress Patsy Kensit, 31, named their new 6-pound boy Lennon. Born Sept. 13 in London, he’s their first child. Kensit has a son, James, 7, from her marriage to Simple Minds’ Jim Kerr…. Actor Chris O’Donnell, 29, and wife, Caroline, 26, had a 7-pound 4-ounce daughter, Lily Anne, Sept. 3, in Christchurch, New Zealand (where he’s filming The Vertical Limit). It’s their first child.
Weddings: Jiggle girl Jenny McCarthy, 26, married director John Asher, 28, Sept. 11, in Beverly Hills. The two met on the upcoming film Diamonds. It’s her first marriage, his second…. Playwright Neil Simon, 72, married actress Elaine Joyce, 49, Sept. 11, in L.A. It’s his fourth marriage; her second…. Actress Juliette Lewis, 26, wed pro skateboarder Steve Berra, 26, Sept. 9, in Big Sur, Calif. It’s the first marriage for both.
Lawsuits: Pop star George Michael, 36, was hit with a slander suit by Beverly Hills cop Marcelo Rodriguez, Sept. 13, in L.A. Rodriguez — who arrested Michael for a lewd act in a public rest room in April 1998 — says that the singer defames him in the song and video ”Outside,” which portrays Rodriguez ”waiving [sic] his genitals around” Michael, according to court papers. Rodriguez seeks over $10 million in damages. Michael (who pleaded no contest to the lewdness charge) could not be reached for comment…. TV producer Steven Bochco, 56, filed suit against Twentieth Century Fox Films, Sept. 10, in L.A. Bochco alleges that Fox, which has co-owned the copyrights to his shows (including Doogie Howser, M.D. and Murder One) since 1988, defrauded him by selling NYPD Blue syndication rights to its FX Network for only $400,000 per episode. (Comparitively, ER got $1.2 million an episode.) He seeks over $16 million in damages. Fox has no comment…. Tosha Lewis, 28, filed a civil suit against director John Singleton (Rosewood), 31, for alleged assault and battery, Sept. 2, in L.A. Lewis, who seeks unspecified damages, claims that Singleton, father of her daughter Justice, 6, ”has a history of verbally and physically abusing” Lewis. Singleton denies the accusation, adding ”sometimes there are squabbles…and the man gets the short end of the stick.”
Deaths: Blind composer/street performer Louis ”Moondog” Hardin, 83, of heart failure, Sept. 8, in Munster, Germany. From the ’40s to the early ’70s, Hardin often stood on Manhattan’s Sixth Avenue (blocks from Carnegie Hall) clad in robes and a Viking helmet, selling music and poetry — a standout even in New York. He composed for orchestras, releasing over 10 albums; Janis Joplin recorded his ”All Is Loneliness” with Big Brother and the Holding Company on their 1967 debut album.